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Curing fungus in a vivitar series 1 lens

How do I clean fungus in a vivitar series 1 canon fd lens, thanks

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SOURCE: clean fungus rear lens

Oh This Could be a problem. But try just wiping it with a lens cleaning kit. If that dosnt work take it to a camera shop and let them work on it.

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SOURCE: Canon Vivitar 75-205MM Macro (compatibility?)

If the Vivitar has an FD mount for older Canons, then no, you'll need an adapter ring to convert the lens. They are available on sites like ebay

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SOURCE: Fungus (oil spray/mist?) on inner lens surfaces -

Okay. I just wanted to scare you away from ruining a perfectly good (or nearly so) lens, but a learning project is a different matter. And a lens collimator is not that hard to build. One source is the book "Camera Maintenance & Repair" by Thomas Tomosy. I'm sure a quick Google search would show even more.

I did the same thing myself decades ago, taking apart a damaged zoom lens. Unfortunately, I never got it working properly again :-( But it was an educational experience, even though I didn't have a lens collimator...

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How to clean fungi on lens

The success o cleaning fungus off a lens depends on how far the growth has gone.Light fungus on the outside surface off the lens can be removed by wiping a thin smear of Dove cream on the affected surface and then lightly removing using cotton buds. Follow this with a light polish using lens cleaning cloth. Never use cleaning tissue, it will scratch. A useful tip is to wash the lens cloth in hot water and dish washing liquid and rinse and ry before use. Have a spare clean cloth ready.
If the fungus is to heavy to remove you will still get some improvement using this cleaning method. If the fungus is on the inside it is up to you to decide whether to dismntle the lens.

Mar 03, 2015 | Vivitar 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Series Lens

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The lens has spider webs inside

Sounds like fungus/mold. Send it in to Canon or reputable repair shop. It will only get worse.

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Fungus canon 75-300 ultrasonic rear lens

If the lens has fungus It'll need to be cleaned professionally.

Dec 27, 2013 | Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II Lens

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I have been given a vivitar 70-210 series 1 lens 1:3.5 with a Canon AE1 would the lens work with a DSLR Nikon D3100 - would I need to buy an adaptor ?

No, and no.

The lens will not work on a Nikon camera.

Nikon cameras are deeper than Canon cameras. Even if a Canon lens fit onto a Nikon body, it would not focus at infinity. In order to enable a Canon lens to focus at infinity on a Nikon body, a lens adapter would have to have a negative thickness.

Sep 12, 2011 | Vivitar 70-210mm f/2.8-4 for Nikon AFD

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Fog in the lense of my Vivitar 75-300mm macr focusing lense, can't seem to locat a place to have the lense cleaned. I live in Palestine Texas and have a limited budget.

The fog is most likely lens fungus and is very difficult to remove, so is also expensive to remove. It's not suited to a DIY repair without special tools and equipment. Spare parts for your lens are practically unobtainable, and camera and lens repairers are much rarer these days.

With all due respect, your lens is nearly worthless even if in perfect condition, so your lens is totally beyond economic repair.

You have the following options (in no particular order):-

1. Discard your lens and replace it. You can find replacements very cheaply online, although you may need to be a little flexible as to what's acceptable. Tamron Adaptall-2 lenses can be very good and you can switch the lens mounting to fit your Minolta MD. Lesser-regarded brands such as Sunagor were also in reality very good lenses and their 80-250mm has a very similar effective focal length to your Vivitar. Hoya were also a less-regarded brand despite actually making many of the lenses for "better" brands (including Vivitar, from time to time). You can also find replacement lenses for free either by asking around friends and relatives or by looking/asking on FreeCycle and Gumtree, although it is harder to find them for Minolta than say, Canon, Nikon or Pentax. On the flip side I have had many complete and perfectly functional 35mm SLR outfits from FreeCycle, so if the lens comes with a body attached who's complaining?

2. If the fogging does not affect your images then live with it. if it does reduce contrast, then consider scanning your negatives/transparencies and using free software to repair the images.

3. Leave your lens out in daylight with the lens cap removed. Some of the common types of lens fungus are destroyed by UV light. It won't physically remove the fungus, nor will it repair any damage to the optical elements inside your lens, but it can recover an otherwise unusable lens. If the fogging inside is due to moisture instead, then the fogging may dissipate if the lens is left in a warm and sunny location which is well ventilated. Marks may remain, but they'll rarely affect image quality.

Good luck.

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I have a canon Zoom FD 70-210mm 1:4 lens off a SLR camera. Will it work with digital cameras?

No Canon FD lenses cannot be used on Canon EOS system cameras (all autofocus Canons except for the ancient and obsolete Canon T-series 35mm SLR's from the 1980's use the EOS mount).

There are very few cameras which can take them (35mm or digital) without some kind of expensive mounting converter which would include corrective optics.

If in good condition though it's a great lens and can be used on plenty of old Canon classic 35mm SLR models such as the AE1, AT-1 , AV-1 and Canon T-series, all of which are cheap//free and readily available.

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Canon Vivitar 75-205MM Macro (compatibility?)

If the Vivitar has an FD mount for older Canons, then no, you'll need an adapter ring to convert the lens. They are available on sites like ebay

Oct 26, 2009 | Camera Lenses

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Focusing to infinity

Hey redbarnz,
If the lens won't focus to infinity then there is probably something physically wrong with the lens. With the dominance of digital equipment you can find fantastic deals on manual focus 35 mm lenses. I would look at Canon manual focus lenses rather than sticking with vivitar. I hope this helps!

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Vivtar 20mm wide angle lens #22100295

This lens was manufactured by Kino (aka Kiron) made in 2001. I will try to find out it's compatibility list and post it here when I have it.

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